Reviews (215)
Photos (262)
Recordings (145)
View user's profile page
Wondering On reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 6, 2020
Hiking
View Wondering's Recording
View user's profile page
Mike Reynolds reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 10, 2020
Hiking

Second time doing this hike. I really enjoy it. Watch out for moose!

View Mike's Recording
View user's profile page
Kirt Marlow reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2020
Hiking
View Kirt's Recording
View user's profile page
Kirt Marlow reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2020
Hiking
View Kirt's Recording
View user's profile page
Cindy C reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful fall hike, more horses than people

View Cindy's Recording
View user's profile page
Jon Dyer reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 4, 2020
Hiking
View Jon's Recording
View user's profile page
Mike Roberson reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 20, 2020
HikingGreat!Muddy

The trail and the views are spectacular. It rained on our way back and I would urge you to find a different trail in the rain. The dirt on this trail is very fine, so when it gets wet it is horrible. Sticks to your shoes like crazy. Couple of things to see in mind: 1) I counted 12 stream crossings of the type that you can't avoid getting wet. 2) This trail is open to motorcycles. If you, like me, try to avoid motorized vehicles when you hike, this isn't the hike for you. 3) As others have mentioned, the last climb is brutal. I can't imagine doing it in the rain. 4) There are several trail off shoots. Keep an eye on your app closely. 5) There are a lot of hunters on this trail. If you are worried about catching an stray arrow in your side, avoid. 6) Despite all the negatives, a fantastic trail.

View user's profile page
Gabriele Saure reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 17, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful fall colors. A bit hot and dusty

View Gabriele's Recording
View user's profile page
Susana Yanez reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 14, 2020
HikingGreat!

The trail its self is pretty lonely. we went on September 13, 2020 its not well marked but we made it. the last little bit is the hardest definitely safe your energy and take some shoes with good traction. We saw some beautiful red salmon, an eagle, and a deer came out while we were soaking in the springs. The springs were not super hot but it felt good after climbing that hill to get to them!

View user's profile page
Christi Mecham reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 14, 2020
HikingGreat!

Easy and mostly clean other than horse poop. Very pretty. Quite a bit of sun at some points but all in all a good hike. I'll do it again.

View user's profile page
Susana Yanez reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 13, 2020
Hiking
View Susana's Recording
View user's profile page
Wondering On reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 13, 2020
Hiking
View Wondering's Recording
View user's profile page
Bob Borrelli reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 16, 2020
Hiking

If this hike is rated hard, then the Wind Cave is Cress Creek ffs. This was HARD! You have to cross the stream 11 times! At least. I numbered them on my recording, but I think I counted two of them with the same number. And I don't mean perch across the rocks to cross the stream. You're wading in there almost up to your knees. The elevation is fine until you get to the base of the mountain. Then it goes UP. After you level out, you'll go down some more into a forested area. It will look like a different trail, but it's not. You'll see the spring down on your right. There's a camping area just past that where you can put your stuff down. I mean, you go that far, you might as well take a soak. The spring is warm, not hot. I did it as a day trip, so maybe if you have time to camp, it might be a more palatable journey.

View Bob's Recording
View user's profile page
Christy Wallaker reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 15, 2020
Hiking

So hard. But the hot spring area makes it worth it as long as there aren’t a bunch of assholes partying.

View Christy's Recording
View user's profile page
Joergen Pilz reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 14, 2020
Mountain bikingGreat!

Rode my mountain bike in mid Aug with dog on weekday. Although a few trucks were parked at trailhead, we were the only one on trail. Took bug spray but no mosquitos. The was a nice ride for the mutt and myself. Mostly rideable on mtbike, except crossings. Lots of creek crossing so feet got soaked. Water was up to my knees in August. Only rode about 4.5 Miles in and then it became a hike a bike.

View user's profile page
PJ Smith reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 10, 2020
HikingOver grown

Simple and fun recovery trail after a big vertical day prior. There’s tons of wildlife and many different habitats.

View PJ's Recording
View user's profile page
Bob Borrelli reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 26, 2020
Over grownRocky

Very very disappointing. I was expecting an actual creek and there really isn't one so I was put out to start. I don't know if the dried out riverbed was supposed to be the creek or not. The trail is only a trail in the broadest sense of the definition. Good job on the Alltrails map for helping us find the trail. It's very rocky, which isn't that bad, but there is extreme overgrowth so you can't really see the trail well and keep tripping up on the rocks. I kept it up for about a mile and a half out of the forest, but the overgrowth just didn't let up and I had to turn back.

View user's profile page
Randall Kempton reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 21, 2020
Hiking

In mid July no snow this time all the way to the summit of Mt Baird except for a few patches which made nice slides on the descent. Worth the climb but be prepared for some scrambling and easy rock climbing on either the north or nw ridge. Lightly traveled trail. We looked down waterfall canyon and palisades creek for an epic 18-20 miler.

View user's profile page
Marisa Ruhter reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 20, 2020
Running

Ran as part of a trail run; excellent single-track. Beautiful flowers and views down the side canyons.

View user's profile page
Doty Smith reviewed South Fork Indian Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 17, 2020
BugsGreat!
View user's profile page
L Steen reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 11, 2020

MOSQUITOS are unbearable. Hike was beautiful and easy. Saw some deer. Hot springs were perfect. Had the place to ourselves which was nice. Some people before us left tarps and crap they didn't want. Creek crossings were about 14 or more. Such a pretty hike.

View user's profile page
Brooke Neibaur reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 11, 2020
HikingRockyScramble

Beautiful hike! Made it all the way to the top of Mt. Baird! Pretty steep hike especially once you leave Little Elk Creek Trail, you sort of have to pick your way up through to summit Mt Baird which is off to the right of the canyon. We stay pretty close to the ridge line and go on up. Gorgeous views that are definitely worth the climb! Lots of wildflowers, lower part of trail is pretty overgrown, lots of shade in the lower part too until you come into the meadow on top which is also breathtaking!

View user's profile page
Jake Maughan reviewed Bear Creek Hot Springs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 10, 2020
Backpacking

As many have mentioned. The Mosquitoes are terrible. Terrible. Depending on which trail you take you may cross the creek as many as 10-15 times. Initially the hike is a very easy 6.5 miles before a very steep 1.5 mile climb.

View user's profile page
Melissa Mobarak reviewed Little Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 7, 2020
HikingMuddy

We didn’t go all the way due to time constraints, but we made it about 1.5 miles in. Starts a beautiful rushing river/creek, turns into a shady walk under trees on a very slightly muddy trail (no troubles), then becomes a slight incline in the sun, and returns again to a shady walk. We saw a couple snakes, beware!

View user's profile page
Melissa Mobarak reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 7, 2020
Hiking

We didn’t go all the way since we had limited time; made it about 1.5 miles in. Beautiful scenery the entire way with a creek/river, flowers, meadows, and tall grass. Sounds changed with each bend we turned. Highly recommended!

View user's profile page
chelseas21 . reviewed Big Elk Creek Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 6, 2020
HikingBugsMuddy

As a sea-level northeasterner, this has been my favorite hike since visiting the region. Disclaimer: I only did 2 miles (4 total in and out). Where a stream intersects with the trail there was a little bit of mud but on the whole trail, that was it. There trail is about half in shade in an afternoon hike but I imagine in the morning there would be a lot more. Trail starts out wide and narrows to a one-person width but this wasn't an issue for me at all. Saw 5 people the whole time. Lots of parking was available and along the trail I spotted several spots to camp, some being really close to the run for water fillups for multi-day stays. There were wildflowers everywhere and they were so beautiful! Near mile 2 is a big clearing and meadow where you can see the aftermath of an avalanche from year(s) past. It was neat to see the power of nature and trees bent at 90 degrees from their roots and some still blooming for the summer. The trail was so full of life.

Showing results 1 - 26 of 215